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For Immediate Release

Darren Lane, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Missouri
Springfield, MO
(417) 831-0588

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S. Marshals Arrest DWI Murder Suspect

Springfield, MO – U.S. Marshals-Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Donald Pierce Jr. in Springfield on Thursday morning. Pierce was charged with murder for a deadly DWI crash in October 2021.

On September 30, 2022, Donald R. Pierce Jr. was charged in Greene County with 2nd Degree Murder following a deadly DWI crash investigated by the Springfield Police Department. The U.S. Marshals Service-Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force began the hunt for Pierce, who was believed hiding in the Springfield area. Earlier this week, investigators developed information that Pierce was hiding in a relative’s residence in the 800 Block of S. Jefferson in Springfield. On Thursday morning, Special Deputy U.S. Marshals searched the residence and found Pierce inside. Pierce was arrested and later booked into the Greene County Jail.

"Pierce chose to drink and drive, and his actions took the life of an innocent member of our community", said Scott Seeling, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Missouri. "Pierce will now answer for his choices, which have taken so much from this family."

The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force—Springfield Division, partners with members of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, the Springfield Police Department, and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. The mission of U.S. Marshals Service fugitive programs is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders, and other serious felonies. To accomplish this mission, the U.S. Marshals Service partners with local law enforcement agencies in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as many foreign countries.

Submit tips on fugitives directly and anonymously to the U.S. Marshals Service by downloading the USMS Tips app to your Apple or Android device.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.

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